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Sustainable & Energy Efficient Transportation

  • Moving Coolerby Cambridge Systematics

    Urban Land Institute 2012; US$ 34.99

    Based on recent research, this timely study analyzes projects and policies that might reduce greenhouse gas emissions and lessen the impact of automobiles on the environment. More than 20 transportation policy scenarios are studied, including the cost of parking, freeways, and fuel taxes; the deregulation of land-use policies; investment in public... more...

  • The Cost of Being Landlockedby Jean-Francois Arvis; Jean-Francois Marteau; Gael Raballand

    World Bank Publications 2010; US$ 14.99

    This book proposes a new analytical framework to interpret and model the constraints faced by logistics chains in landlocked countries. The case of LLDCs has naturally received special attention for decades, including a specific set of development priorities based on the idea of dependence over the transit state. In this context, efforts to tackle... more...

  • One Less Carby Zack Furness

    Temple University Press 2010; US$ 27.95

    Although millions of people in the United States love to ride bicycles for exercise or leisure, statistics show that only 1% of the total U.S. population ride bicycles for transportation—and barely half as many use bikes to commute to work.  In his original and exciting book, One Less Car, Zack Furness examines what it means historically,... more...

  • Transport Energy and CO2by OECD Publishing; International Energy Agency

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2009; US$ 135.00

    Car ownership is set to triple by 2050, trucking activity will double and air travel could increase fourfold. This book examines how to enable mobility without accelerating climate change.  It finds that if we change the way we travel, adopt technologies to improve vehicle efficiency and shift to low-CO 2 fuels, we can move onto a different pathway... more...

  • Plug-In Electric Vehiclesby David B. Sandalow

    Brookings Institution Press 2009; US$ 29.95

    Last year, oil provided more than 96 percent of the energy in our cars and trucks. This overwhelming dependence empowers our enemies, imperils the planet, and strains family budgets whenever world oil prices rise. What can be done? The single most important answer may be promoting the widespread use of plug-in electric vehicles. Thisimportant book... more...

  • Biofuels for Road Transportby Mark Huijbregts

    Springer 2008; US$ 179.00

    Offers a review of the history, the status and perspectives for biofuels used in road transport, across the full 'seed-to-wheel' life cycle of these fuels. This title is suitable for professional engineers, researchers and postgraduate students involved in biofuels, renewable energy (including bioenergy) and the automotive industry. more...

  • The Cost and Effectiveness of Policies to Reduce Vehicle Emissionsby OECD Publishing; International Transport Forum

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2008; US$ 92.00

    Transport sector policies already contribute to moderating greenhouse gas emissions from road vehicles. They are increasingly designed to contribute to overall societal targets to mitigate climate change. While abatement costs in transport are relatively high, there are plausible arguments in favour of further abatement in this sector. The... more...

  • Reducing Climate Impacts in the Transportation Sectorby Daniel Sperling; James S. Cannon

    Springer 2008; US$ 69.95

    More than 250 experts from around the world gathered at the Asilomar Transportation and Energy Conference in August 2007 to tackle what many agree is the greatest environmental challenge the world faces: climate change. This 11th Biennial Conference, organized under the auspices of the Energy and Alternative Fuels Committees of the U.S. Transportation... more...

  • Oil Dependenceby OECD Publishing; International Transport Forum

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2008; US$ 105.00

    Oil consumption is increasingly concentrated in transport and relatively limited fluctuations in transport demand can have increasingly significant effects on oil prices. This Round Table assesses the policy instruments available to address oil security and climate change and examines their interaction with measures to manage congestion and mitigate... more...

  • Achieving Sustainable Mobilityby Erling Holden

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2007; US$ 130.00

    There have been a number of policy attempts at sustainable mobility globally, but are any of these policies really successful? Using an interdisciplinary approach which brings together various theories and methodologies, this book tests each of these policies – or hypotheses, as the author sees them – with detailed empirical investigations.... more...